The Orphan Boy, A Love Affair with Mining is a book about a man who pursued his dream of being a miner. An
educated man, a graduate geologist, this man orchestrated the reopening
of a mine, after World War II, that was first opened in the 1880s. He
followed a dream pursued by few at that time and even fewer today.
The mine is located along the Continental Divide at 12,000 feet in one
of Colorado’s richest mining districts. You will read about this man’s
life as a young lad, as a college graduate, a World War II pilot and
then as owner/operator of the Orphan Boy mine.
You will view never before published family photos, and read about his
difficulties in locating and reopening the mine. As one reader notes,
“there are details in this book about this mine and mining, at the time
of the reopening and 60 years earlier, which make it a very interesting
You will enjoy “living the experience” of the crews working to reopen
the Orphan Boy at 12,000 feet elevation. There are explanations of the
challenges required to extract and transport the lead-silver-zinc ore
from the mine to the smelter. In the end, several unexpected events
involving the Orphan Boy, makes for a very interesting twist-of-fate for
the man and his dream.
As a bonus,
this book includes a DVD with maps, historical documents and photographs
about the mine, the area and the Montezuma Mining District. This
spectacular area is a four-wheelers, ATVers, hikers and bicycler’s
dream, which the author is happy to share.
But, most important, the author wants to share the story of his father,
Herbert Thompson Young. He was an unusual and interesting man who
impacted lives by pursuing his dream and destiny in a very unique way.
book is for the historian, the sportsperson, geologist and the miner
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H. Court Young on the dump of the Orphan Boy
mine in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains
The bonus Orphan Boy DVD includes:
Photographs, maps, reports and historical mining documents on DVD
Four-wheeling, ATV, hiking and bicycling trails in the area
All of the information on the bonus DVD is in PDF format
Understanding Water Rights and
Conflicts, Second Edition
Water and the use of water in these years of
drought in the western United States is a critical issue. This book is a
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This is a book intended to inform the general public
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A Parshall Measuring Flume on an irrigation
ditch in western Colorado.
Who owns this water? and How do you
Understanding Water and Terrorism
Water and Terrorism, How to Protect Yourself and Your Familyis a book that provides a complete overview
of the potential threat to the United States public water supply. It
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This book will help you to
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According to J. Edgar
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Security Breach at a Public Utility Facililty Gate, Photo by William Butler
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Understanding Water and Terrorism. What a
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Practical Guide to Water Supply and Terrorism, A
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Practical Guide to Water Supply and Terrorism is designed as a
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This book is a valuable and
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Small water reservoir west of Denver,
Colorado similar to thousands across the United States.